The ability to differentiate between red and green curry is the mark of a good Thai chef and a common tell among children faking colorblindness to skip school. Test your rods and cones with today’s Groupon to Satay Restaurant. Choose from the following options:
- For $49, you get a four-course chef-prepared dinner for two (a $100 value).
- For $95, you get a four-course chef-prepared dinner for four (a $200 value).
- For $140, you get a four-course chef-prepared dinner for six (a $300 value).<p>
Satay Restaurant’s seasoned chef Foo Swasdee creates custom Thai and South Asian cuisine for groups of up to six diners. Though guests may look over the eatery’s menu to get a feel for its typical cuisine, meals are entirely built around the whims, appetites, allergies, and mouth diameter of each diner. Put taste buds into first gear with Vietnamese soft spring rolls or yam pancakes with plum sauce and green onion. A first course and entree march single-file into mouths, providing eaters with a broad sample of the chef’s culinary prowess. Hang a fang in the duck curry, nosh thai dumplings with basil chicken, or tip a bowl of laksa noodle soup, a spicy coconut-milk and curry broth brimming with rice vermicelli, fresh vegetables, and a choice of meat. Meals wrap up with a sweet dessert, saving diners from having to douse an after-dinner mint in spicy peanut sauce.
Satay chef/owner Dr. Rommanee "Foo" Swasdee partly attributes her skills to her experience as a food scientist, knowledge she's used to craft healthy, tasty meals that are free of MSG. The Thai native but longtime Texan has been serving these dishes for nearly 30 years at Satay.
The restaurant's namesake dish has eight skewers with a choice of meat, tofu, or veggies and Foo's spicy peanut sauce. The rest of the menu also focuses on traditional Thai recipes, such as duck curry, pad thai, and devil fish, a red snapper or catfish fillet ignited by Foo's thai jungle salsa. Those intrigued by Foo's handiwork can enroll in a cooking class or wish for her talents by dropping a penny in a nearby mall fountain.
North Shoal Creek
3202 W Anderson Ln.
Austin, Texas 78757